Week 18 August 4 – 10 Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner in English, French, German

Namaste Well Wishers,

Hope this finds you well and thriving in your part of the world.
If you are just joining us, welcome! 

We are spending time each week with one of the 52 verses from the Calendar of the Soul meditations written in 1912 by Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).

Today, on Saturday, August 4th 2012, we move to Verse 18 (Week of August 4th – August 10th).  The verses were originally written in German by Rudolf Steiner, included here are translations into English and French.

Artwork by Kristina Kiil

18. Eighteenth Week after Easter (August 4 – 10)

Can I expand my soul
That it unites itself
With cosmic Word received as seed?
I sense that I must find the strength
To fashion worthily my soul
As fitting raiment for the spirit.

18. Dix-huitième semaine: 4 – 10 août

Puis-je élargir mon âme au point que d’elle même,
Elle s’unisse un jour au Verbe universel
Dont un mot, tel un germe, en moi fut déposé?
Je le pressens, il me faudra trouver la force
De donner à cette âme une forme assez noble
Pour être de l’esprit le digne vêtement.

18. Woche: 4 – 10 August

Kann ich die Seele weiten,
Dass sie sich selbst verbindet
Empfangnem Welten-Keimesworte?
Ich ahne, dass ich Kraft muss finden,
Die Seele würdig zu gestalten,
Zum Geistes-Kleide sich zu bilden.

The Meditations invite us to develop a deeper understanding of the spiritual forces at work throughout the year.

For Rudolf Steiner the year begins with Easter so the verses are numbered 1 to 26 for the summer half of the year (Easter to Michaelmas) and verses 27 to 52 for the winter months (Michaelmas to Palm Sunday).

Next week will be Verse 19 (August 11-17), until then, be well.
Kindest regards,
Sri Devi

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About Sri Devi

Welcome to the Well Wishers Group Blog! Many interests and creative pursuits bring Kindness and Well Wishes to life through my Art, being a Waldorf Teacher, Vegetarian, Hatha Yoga Practitioner and Teacher, Reflexologist, Heart to Art Greeting Card Creator, New Moon Astrologist. I'm a seeker of peaceful and meaningful ways to connect with people, animals and nature, celebrating Beauty within and without. Best wishes always, all ways! Enjoy!
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